Pianist Michael Brown sits down with UChicago Presents to discuss his dual roles as a composer and pianist, the enduring legacy of Beethoven, and the provenance of his beloved pianos, Octavia and Daria.
Pacifica Quartet cellist and founding member Brandon Vamos discusses his love for Hyde Park audiences, recounts the quartet's early days as the ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, and a new work written for the quartet by composer David Dzubay.
Explore the legacy of the 19th-century Black activist at the center of multi-talented pianist and composer Uri Caine's The Passion of Octavius Catto.
On Friday, June 26, clarinetist Anthony McGill, a native of Chicago's South Side, performed with pianist Anna Polonsky via digital stream from the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York. Watch the archive of the stream here.
Rahim AlHaj, who is widely considered one of the greatest living virtuosos of his ancient instrument, shared a program of music for "Hope and New Beginnings" in a streaming concert on June 5, 2020.
On Friday, May 22, Paul O'Dette, the "Dean" of American lutenists, joined UChicago Presents and our partners at Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Academy of Early Music, and WFMT for a livestream performance of Elizabethan ballads and Scottish tunes. Watch the archive of the stream here!
UChicago Presents' Landon Hegedus sat down with Plena Libre during the first week of its residency at the University of Chicago to talk the history of plena and bomba, the band's affection for Chicago, and what the Don Michael Randel residency means to ensemble.
Jon Kimura Parker of the Montrose Trio shares Beethoven's Archduke and Schubert's Piano Trio in B-flat major
The Montrose Trio, comprising former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith and their longtime piano collaborator Jon Kimura Parker, quickly became an audience favorite following its UChicago Presents debut in the spring of 2018. Though we now have to wait awhile longer to welcome the Trio back to Mandel Hall, the group continues to bring us great chamber music with this video message from Jon Kimura Parker.
Aaron Diehl, "a rising star of jazz piano," (New York Daily News) performs a streaming concert of ragtime music by James P. Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and more.
Explore the history of Harlem Rent Parties, stride and ragtime piano, and the Harlem Renaissance, and tune in to hear a streaming concert with Aaron Diehl on May 1 at 7 pm CDT.
Anne Azéma, Artistic Director of The Boston Camerata, discusses the provenance and inspiration for The Night's Tale in an exclusive video interview with UChicago Presents.
Explore the history of courtly love during the Middle Ages with exclusive video clips from The Night's Tale and an interview with Artistic Director Anne Azéma. Plus, view the original manuscript for Le Tournoi de Chauvency and more.
Marc-André Hamelin, “A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), live-streams a marvelously eclectic program from his home near Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Camerata provides a sneak peek at it's semi-staged dramatic telling of an eight-centuries old epic poem, pulling back the curtain on love and courtship in Medieval France.
Explore Melissa Aldana's suite inspired by the famous Mexican artist through her recording of the piece, an exclusive interview with UChicago Presents, and a digital gallery exploring Frida Kahlo's life and work.